Having a child diagnosed as being autistic – or, more correctly, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) – is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it is a shocking and distressing fact to have to take in – both for you and the child – but on the other, you have a diagnosis, and can now move forward and deal with the situation.
One of the problems in handling children with autism is that it is not just one problem, and it does not manifest in each individual in the same way. Autism is, to put it in the simples and crudest form, the way the brain is wired, being different to what we consider ‘the norm’.[Read more…]